Israel - Palestinian Violence

NPR's Linda Gradstein reports at least 350 Palestinians were injured in clashes that broke out in the West Bank and Gaza between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli troops. The confrontations began when thousands of Palestinians staged marches to mark "Al Naqba" — the Arabic word for catastrophe, used to describe Israel's founding in 1948. The clashes came as the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak won parliament's approval to transfer three Arab villages near Jerusalem to Palestinian control.

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